Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 17 - 17.5 - Concept Check - Page 360: 3


Please see the image. The mutation causes no alteration in the protein since both the normal and the mutated codons code for leucine.

Work Step by Step

This is a silent substitution-- both codons code for leu. The complementary sequence is found by using the A-T and G-C base pairing rules, and the mRNA is the same as the non-coding strand with T replaced by U. Use p. 339 to find the amino acids.
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